The Center for Culturally Proficient Educational Practice (CCPEP) is a collaborative partnership among the Southern California Professional Development Federation, California State University San Marcos, and Co-Founders, Delores and Randall Lindsey.
The Purpose for the Center for Culturally Proficient Educational Practice (CCPEP) is:
- to provide opportunities for individuals as well as team members from school districts and related agencies to learn the Tools of Cultural Proficiency and how to apply them to personal practice and to examine schools’ and districts’ policies and practices;
- to prepare and support district Trainers for Culturally Proficient Practices for developing professional capital to sustain growth throughout the district; and
- to develop a network of Trainers and a community of practice dedicated to access and equity for all students.
3-Phase Professional Certification Process The Center For Culturally Proficient Educational Practice provides professional learning for participants who wish to become Certified Training Associates for Cultural Proficiency. The content and processes for the training are presented in a 3-Phase format over 10 days (12-18 months). These customized learning experiences, created by Delores and Randall Lindsey and other Cultural Proficiency authors, are specifically designed learning strategies that guide participants through self-examination, analysis of practices, and investigation of organizational policies. Participants learn critical content, as well as presentation and facilitation skills for group development.